CPCE Fast Track

Ready to start your CPCE journey? 

Ready to start your journey to the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE)? Consider attending the CPCE Fast Track Live or Online. The CPCE Fast Track training course empowers catering and events professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful and remain competitive. In this course, you’ll hear from an expert CPCE Trainer on the best approaches to the CPCE exam, and learn the fundamental concepts of CPCE’s eight core competencies:

  • Accounting
  • Beverage Management
  • Catering Services
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Event Management
  • Food Production
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing

Now offered regionally as a live course, Fast Track your career in this day-long training course taking place this fall at the following locations. This course is worth 8 educational contact hours toward your CPCE application.

The live course includes lunch and breaks.


Please note:

  • The current CPCE Fast Track Online and Live are helpful study tools for candidates planning to take the CPCE exam before January 1, 2024.
  • NACE is planning to launch the Second Edition of the Professional Reference Guide for the Catering and Events Industry. NACE is also planning to launch the new CPCE exam as early as January 1, 2024. Both dates are subject to change.
  • NACE will provide CPCE candidates with approved applications at least 90 days of notice (January 1, 2024) to take the exam in its current form before launching the new CPCE exam.

"The CPCE Fast Track is a great opportunity to test your knowledge and gain insight on where additional focus is needed when preparing to sit for the exam. The live version is a wonderful way to engage with the presenter(s), asking questions in real-time for quick clarification. [The online] version is also helpful by breaking up the material into more manageable sections over the duration of days."

Britney Heffelfinger, CPCE

Britney Heffelfinger, CPCE